Inert Gas Injection, LLC (IGI) received final registration approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 9, 2016 for a pesticidal carbon dioxide (CO2) for the fumigation and eradication of many pests in storage, transport, and containment-based structures.
The product will be known as IGI Carbon Dioxide.
An IGI press release says the proprietary CO2 technology will provide a patented, biologically, and efficient solution to eliminate targeted species with no residual chemical or other biologically active substances that could harm children, pets, wildlife, or an aquifer.
The company says IGI CO2 used as a pesticide is revolutionary and different from other chemical agents for pest control only when released in a confined space. Only then do the effects of this naturally occurring organic gas become active.
CO2 immediately induces an amnestic effect and pests confined within this space succumb to a lack of breathable air resulting in pest suffocation. There is no contamination of soil or other spaces due to lasting chemical and toxic agents.
As a result, IGI CO2 used with the line of IGI, LLC delivery devices for various pests meets integrated pest management protocols required by many municipalities and commercial departments, and has been endorsed by many agencies.
IGI has partnered with the largest international industrial gas provider with mutually exclusive agreements as the sole source for the IGI CO2.
The first product available is called The Eliminator System for the fumigation of grainaries, agricultural product storage facilities, cargo containers, and ship holds.
IGI labels under EPA review focus on the control of burrowing rodents and bed bugs. The company expects these approvals early next year.
The company is also in the process of consideration for the product’s use as an organic pesticide for the control of pests on each EPA label.
IGI calls the pesticidal carbon dioxide “a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of pest control, and one that will help remove many caustic and poison chemicals from the market, making our planet a safer place.
The Eliminator Product Line is manufactured in Northern California with all components made in the USA.
For more information, contact Al Dentone, president of IGI at [email protected] or (209) 366-1859.